Local Travelers React to Carnival Cruise Ship Accident
At Bradley International Airport , next week’s school vacation week had many travelers flying on Friday to get to their vacation destinations.
The Carnival ship accident was on the minds of just about everyone travelling on this day.
The Kosior family was headed to Utah for a skiing vacation.
No way would they go on a cruise says Dana Kosior,”I’ve never been a fan of it but now with the Carnival cruise ship in Texas, I would be , no way, this seals the deal for me,” says Kozior.
Her daughter Katie agrees,” I don’t like the fact of being in the middle of the ocean on a boat,” says Katie Kozior.
Jenna Kozior says the accident has convinced her to go on a cruise,”I haven’t been on a cruise and I would never want to go on one because of the accident,” says Jenna Kozior.
For other travelers like Neil and Jack Ryan, they’ve been on cruises before and they’d go again, no problem,” I have one booked for April and am looking forward to it,” says Neil Ryan. His son Jack feels the same way,” Would you go on a cruise ship again, “yes, because I don’t think that’s going to happen again,” says Jack Ryan.
At the Doyle Travel Center in Chicopee, Denise Nowak says they’ve received a lot of calls from people with questions about cruises since the Carnival accident but none have cancelled any cruises.
One couple had an April 13th cruise scheduled on Carnival’s Triumph which Carnival cancelled with full refunds.
Carnival offered discounts on future cruises within a year and the couple signed up,”They called and said they definitely want to go on another cruise, we would prefer it to be Carnival , can you find one for us,” says Nowak.
Will the Carnival accident hurt cruise business?,”It probably will for a little bit yes and there will be people now that were thinking about going on a cruise that will say no we’re not doing that,” says Nowak.
But Nowak says a cruise is still a safe and inexpensive way to vacation.